Archive of January 21, 2013

Obama says 'gay marriage' necessary for national progress

Jan 21, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- As he entered his second term as U.S. President, Barack Obama stressed the need to modernize American values through changes such as a redefinition of marriage.

Pope's secretary did not pose for 'Vanity Fair' photo

Jan 21, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- A source at the Vatican says that Archbishop Georg Ganswein – the prefect of the Papal Household and personal secretary of Pope Benedict XVI – did not pose for the latest cover “Vanity Fair” and that his image was published in the latest Italian edition without his consent.

Pope selects American priest for rare St. Peter's job

Jan 21, 2013 - 02:12 pm .- For the first time in the 21st century, Pope Benedict XVI has made an American priest a canon of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

Cardinal says MLK's witness shows need for cultural conscience

Jan 21, 2013 - 12:17 pm .- The momentous life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., indicate the important role of faith as the conscience of society, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.

Berlin archdiocese undergoing significant restructuring

Jan 21, 2013 - 09:50 am .- Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki has finalized plans to cut the number of churches in the Archdiocese of Berlin by over 70 percent in seven years.

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